"The [QuestBridge] application helps to level what is a very uneven playing field. The application offers an opportunity for students to explain to us any situations that might not come out in a conventional application. It can help us to better understand compelling circumstances."
University and College Partners
QuestBridge partners are leading research universities and liberal arts colleges in the United States. Our 35 partner colleges are among the most selective in the nation, and all offer an outstanding education to their undergraduate students. QuestBridge partner colleges are located in the Northeast, South, Midwest, and West Coast in small towns, suburbs, and big cities. They range in size from 900 to over 16,000 undergraduates. All QuestBridge partners share a commitment to increasing the presence of outstanding low-income students on their campuses and making their institutions accessible to high-achieving students regardless of background.
Read more about our partner colleges.
Quest for Excellence Partners
QuestBridge also partners with visionary individuals and organizations to establish Quest for Excellence Awards. These are specialized prizes targeted at a select group of students, according to the partner’s wishes and preferences. For example, through his Foundation, QuestBridge partner Edward Fein established a Quest for Excellence Award for talented, low-income Jewish students. In the last three years, 120 low-income Jewish students have been selected as Fein Fellows and have been given awards such as laptops and summer enrichment programs at Harvard, Stanford, Brandeis, and the University of Pennsylvania. Fein Fellows have then gone on to be admitted to many of our partner schools, either through the match process or through regular admission.
Read more about the Quest for Excellence program.